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12 things to consider when deciding where to start up

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Entrepreneurship has an attractive set of freedoms: create any kind of business, set your own hours and manifest an ever changing job description, one free of geographical bounds. Thanks to the Internet, you can choose to start up anywhere in the world that you want to. But just like selecting...
12 things to consider when deciding where to start up

How big data predicted Eurovision — and offended Malta

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On Saturday night millions of people all over Europe — all over the world, in fact — tuned in to the annual Eurovision Song Contest, a cheesy televisual explosion that many worship as a festival of camp, cross-border craziness. In a three-and-a-half hour live broadcast from Azerbaijan (yes, really), viewers...
How big data predicted Eurovision — and offended Malta
Windows 8′s Photos app lets you see web & local images in one place

Top 10 considerations for collaboration tools: Part 2, users

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In Part 2, I look at the five most important factors to keep in mind related to the user and company experience. read more...
Top 10 considerations for collaboration tools: Part 2, users
Is Your Enterprise Software Company Ready To Sell?
Citing "The Math," HBO's Alison Moore Says There Are Still No Plans For Standalone HBO GO In The U.S.

Facebook frenzy: What does the IPO mean for tech M&A?

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Brokers at Morgan Stanley and the other underwriters of the Facebook IPO didn’t realize how many Facebook friends they had until they were allocated shares for individual accounts. Everyone wants a piece of the action. High demand and low supply will guarantee a succesful IPO, but what are the implications...
Facebook frenzy: What does the IPO mean for tech M&A?
CloudPassage lands $14M to boost cloud security for Foursquare, StrongMail, others

SanDisk co-founder: Flash to squeeze out hard drives and DRAM by 2020

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The co-founder of SanDisk and one of the illustrious fathers of flash memory, Eli Harari, says that flash memory will “checkmate” hard drives by 2020. This is in stark contrast to Microsoft Research and UCSD, which earlier this week claimed that solid-state storage would meet its maker by 2024.Speaking at...
SanDisk co-founder: Flash to squeeze out hard drives and DRAM by 2020
What it means to get a gig: Austin sees more productivity and better Netflix
Hewlett-Packard misses street with Q2 2013 earnings of $27.6M in revenue on declining PC revenue, $0.55 EPS

Walk Score Places a Value on How Easy It Is to Navigate a Neighborhood (Video)

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When looking for a new house or apartment, ever wonder what the commute will be like or how far away the grocery store or coffee shop is? Seattle-based Walk Score has created an easy way to evaluate how walkable and public-transportation-friendly a neighborhood is on a scale from one to...
Walk Score Places a Value on How Easy It Is to Navigate a Neighborhood (Video)

Why Taxing Carried Interest As Ordinary Income Is Good Policy

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The House has passed a bill this past week that would change the taxation of carried interest from capital gains treatment to ordinary income treatment. The Senate has not weighed in on the debate but it is expected to do so soon. The New York Times has a story about...
Why Taxing Carried Interest As Ordinary Income Is Good Policy

More Women Than Men Use The Kindle Fire, And iPad Is Getting Highest Satisfaction Score: ComScore

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The tablet market is still relatively young, with penetration in the fast-forward U.S. market only reaching 47% by 2013, but we are already starting to see some usage patterns emerging, according to comScore. In a survey of 6,000 tablet owners in the U.S., the researchers have found the Kindle Fire...
More Women Than Men Use The Kindle Fire, And iPad Is Getting Highest Satisfaction Score: ComScore

Why Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Is So Hot Right Now

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Since the invention of the laptop, employees have been trying to bring their personal devices to work. And ever since that first employee-owned laptop crossed the corporate threshold, the IT department has almost always said "No way you're bringing that un-supported, un-secure, un-productive consumer machine into my nice clean...
Why Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Is So Hot Right Now

Fly Happy: Routehappy Raises $1.5M To Build A 'Flight Experience Search Engine'

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Robert Albert, CEO and co-founder of Routehappy, says that “flying doesn’t have to be a crap shoot.” It looks like investors agree, since the startup just raised $1.5 million in seed funding. Abert says his goal is to build “the world’s flight experience search engine.” Whenever you look for flights...
Fly Happy: Routehappy Raises $1.5M To Build A 'Flight Experience Search Engine'

Facebook’s Risk Factors: Mobile, Gov, Slowed Growth, Google+

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Facebook’s S-1 IPO filing includes a detailed assessment of business risks. These include: its lack of mobile monetization and the fact that it doesn’t own a mobile platform, government restriction of access, inability to maintain its growth rate, and competition from Google+ as well as Twitter and Microsoft. Below you...
Facebook’s Risk Factors: Mobile, Gov, Slowed Growth, Google+

Boot up: Google v ODF, Pentagon still likes BB, the $250 TV remote, and more

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Plus who'll fight for the open web?, 'stop the cyborgs', another Apple lock screen bypass, and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamIsrael patrols its borders with 10 autonomous off-road vehicles >> Geek.comWhen we talk of unmanned vehicles working in hostile...
Boot up: Google v ODF, Pentagon still likes BB, the $250 TV remote, and more

PC Makers Seek Software Boost

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Asian PC makers are seeking to step up software offerings on their machines as content and services become increasingly important factors in winning over customers....
PC Makers Seek Software Boost

Andy Carvin on Twitter as a newsroom and being human

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By now, many people are familiar with the story of how NPR editor Andy Carvin used Twitter to create a kind of crowdsourced newswire during the Arab Spring revolutions in the Middle East last year, inventing a brand-new kind of journalism on the fly and in full public view....
Andy Carvin on Twitter as a newsroom and being human

mBlox Launches New Cloud-Based Mobile Marketing Platform: Engage

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You rarely ever hear someone say, “boy, I sure did enjoy that mobile ad.” In fact, it’s rare to hear someone say they enjoyed any ad unless it’s around Super Bowl time. But I hold firmly to the belief that the only reason we don’t really enjoy ads is because,...
mBlox Launches New Cloud-Based Mobile Marketing Platform: Engage

Sugar Daddy Site Says Service Most Popular Among Jewish Dudes, Wishes You a Happy Hanukkah

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Because you've got billz, billz, billz. (Photo: flickr.com/orijinal) There are many important factors to consider when evaluating a potential sugar daddy. Perhaps a less common metric than net worth: Is he a man of faith? If so, which faith? The personals site SeekingArrangement.com ("The #1 Sugar Daddy Dating Site," they...
Sugar Daddy Site Says Service Most Popular Among Jewish Dudes, Wishes You a Happy Hanukkah
GigaOM Reads: A look back at the week in tech

Tencent aims for Southeast Asia as it brings its WeChat messaging app to RIM's BlackBerry platform

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Chinese Internet giant Tencent has released its popular WeChat application for Research In Motion’s BlackBerry platform, a move that should give it a boost in markets throughout Southeast Asia on its quest for 300 million users. As noted by 36Kr, Version 1.0 of WeChat for BlackBerry runs on OS 5,...
Tencent aims for Southeast Asia as it brings its WeChat messaging app to RIM's BlackBerry platform
iPad just barely beats out Kindle Fire in customer satisfaction survey

Labor Efficiency: The Next Great Internet Disruption

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Editor’s note: Nick Cronin is a former corporate attorney and now the President and Founder of ExpertBids.com, which is based in Chicago. For more than a decade now, the Internet has done a great job of making things in our day-to-day lives more efficient by easily connecting parties who can...
Labor Efficiency: The Next Great Internet Disruption

Can A Corporate Culture Be Built With Digital Tools?

www.fastcompany.com
A whopping 20% of the world's workforce telecommutes: virtually traveling to work via robot or iPad; conversing on Yammer, HipChat, or 37Signals' Campfire; sharing over Box or Dropbox. But while the tangible benefits of conducting business digitally are manyfold, companies that are moving their employees online have largely ignored one...
Can A Corporate Culture Be Built With Digital Tools?

Match Inc's CEO Sam Yagan Reveals How Math And Data Predict Love Online

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How do online dating sites predict who will be good matches on their networks? Which algorithms are used to accurately predict chemistry between two people? Sam Yagan is the co-founder of OkCupid. He now runs all of Match Inc for IAC. Yagan says IAC's dating companies crunch billions of data...
Match Inc's CEO Sam Yagan Reveals How Math And Data Predict Love Online
Sprint says it will offer ‘unlimited’ LTE data plans — for now

Foxconn suicides: Company promises 20% wages hike

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Hon Hai/Foxconn is to raise the wages of around 420,000 factory workers following a string of suicides across its plants.Workers at these plants, which manufacture electronic devices for the likes of HP, Dell and Apple, will see their wages rise by 20 percent, the company has announced.The company claims the...
Foxconn suicides: Company promises 20% wages hike
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